Our Story

Kia Ora! Hello! Meet our founder + formulator - Sonali

Welcome to Pure + Kiwi! I'm Sonali. I grew up in Dunedin, New Zealand from the age of 6-7 years old. Inspired by the love of New Zealand - I created Pure + Kiwi to share New Zealand's unique + effective botanicals.

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How It Began..

In 2008 I moved to New York. I currently reside in Huntington Station, New York. I'm a wife and mama of two kiddos. In 2016, several months after my daughter was born- she developed severe eczema. This meant she had consistently dry, red, itchy and irritated skin.

At first I used a lot of steroids and other over-the-counter creams. But I wanted something more gentle and natural for my child's skin.

(This image is of Moeraki Boulders. It is about an hour from Dunedin.)

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Finding a Solution!

This lead me to start making my own eczema/dry skin creams. I did a lot of research and testing. And since I grew up in NZ - I added some NZ botanicals to my formulations.

This worked wonders! So much so I started using my creams for both my kids! I used it for their diaper rash, any itchy, red skin and even boo-boos! We used my creams for numerous years.

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Birth of Pure + Kiwi

The effectiveness of my creams (I made for my kids) motivated me to create my own New Zealand inspired skincare. I wanted to unveil the effectiveness, purity and uniqueness of New Zealand's botanicals. Plus, I get to bring a piece of New Zealand to New York!

Our body butter Rescue is based on the cream I made for my daughter! Packed with Kowhai + Manuka Honey + Colloidal Oatmeal + Shea Butter.

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Nourish + Restore + Rejuvenate + Hydrate